Ginger Root, Organic 1oz
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
Ginger has a broad range of beneficial medicinal and culinary uses. It is a digestive stimulant, which increases salivary and gastric secretions. It is useful to reduce flatulence and to quell nausea. It also reduces cramping of the stomach, bowels, as well as menstrual cramping. It can be used in the treatment of motion sickness and can also help to reduce morning sickness. As a warming diaphoretic, it can aid in breaking a fever. It can be useful as an adjunct treatment for the common cold or flu, bronchial pneumonia, and for chronic auto-immune conditions. It also has anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties. Ginger has anti-inflammatory actions which can be of value in treating rheumatoid arthritis. It is a circulatory stimulant which is helpful for individuals with cold hands and feet. Its blood thinning actions may be useful in the prevention of heart attacks and for individuals with high blood pressure.
**Contraindications: Ginger has blood thinning actions. Take similar precautions that are listed under garlic’s contraindications. *
This information was written by Christa Sinadinos, for Moonrise Herbs. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions or before combining herbs while taking prescriptions or over the counter medications.